Save money on gifts for the unexpected visitor by keeping
things in reserve that you can use yourself if you don't give them away.
Small Christmas decorations and Christmas music are frugal holiday gifts.
Gift cards work year round.
You can also put some
batteries in a box with a note "Gift not included". Everyone needs
batteries, and if you don't give them away, you can use them yourself.
some more frugal tips to save money on
- Pick up some generic gifts on
sale after Christmas that you can keep for several years. There are many
items that make good gifts for everyone. Check out
all the items on clearance.
- There are always clearance
items after every holiday. This is a good time to look for sales.
Items like chocolates can be put in the freeze and will keep until Christmas.
- Don't overlook garage sales
for items that make great gifts that you could not afford new.
sales are a great source of books. It is hard to go wrong with a cookbook.